How to Set Up a Yamaha BDS681 BluRay Player

Introduction

Blu-ray player with remote
This guide will show you how to perform a basic setup for your Yamaha Blu-ray player.

In the box you should find the following items:

  • The player itself
  • The power cable
  • The remote control with batteries
  • The user manual

1 Identify Components

Front Panel
Front panel of Blu-ray player

  1. On / Standby
    Power.
    • Turns player on / Sets to Standby mode. Press and hold for more than 5 seconds to reset.
  2. USB Connector
  3. SA-CD Indicator
    • Lights up when SA-CD is loaded and the SA-CD layer is selected
  4. Front Panel Display
    • Displays various information for operational status
  5. Disk Tray Door
  6. CD Mode
    • Enables / Disables the CD mode
  7. Eject
    Eject.
    • Opens / Closes the disc tray
  8. Skip/Search Backwards
    Skip Back.Rewind.
    • Press to skip backward, press and hold to search backward
  9. Skip/Search Forward
    Fast Forward.Skip Forward.
    • Press to skip forward, press and hold to search forward
  10. Play
    Play.
    • Starts playback
  11. Pause
    Pause.
    • Pauses playback
  12. Stop
    Stop.
    • Stops playback
  13. Pure Direct
    • Enables / Disables the Pure Direct mode

Rear Panel
Rear panel of Blu-ray player

  1. Audio Out (L/R)
  2. HDMI Out
  3. Digital Out (Coaxial / Optical)
  4. USB
  5. Network
  6. AC Power In

2 Setup Prep

Before performing the setup follow these preparatory steps:
  • Place the Blu-ray player close to your TV set so that it is within the length of the HDMI cable and of the power cable.
  • Only connect the power cable into a power outlet once all the other cables have been plugged into the player and the TV set.
  • Insert the batteries in the remote control with their terminals corresponding to the polarity indicators.

3 Connect Device to TV Via HDMI

HDMI Type A connector and cable
  1. Acquire an HDMI cable.
  2. Take one end of the cable and plug it into your TV's HDMI port.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into your device's HDMI out port, or the appropriate adapter.
    1. If you are using an adapter, connect the adapter to your device.
  4. Turn on both the TV and connected device.
  5. Ensure that your TV is set to use HDMI as the input source.

4 Menu Navigation

Navigation buttons on remote control.
  1. Setup - Displays setup menu screen
  2. Home - Displays home menu screen
  3. Arrows - Move the focus in the menu screen
    Enter - Selects the focused menu / item
  4. Return - Returns to the previous menu or screen

5 Initial Setup

The first time you turn the Blu-ray on it will show the Easy Setup. To perform the setup and navigate the menu afterward you'll need to use the remote control.

  1. Press Enter to start the Easy Setup.
    Easy Setup welcome screen.
  2. Set the language, resolution and screen aspect ratio by following the on-screen messages.

6 Connect Network

Connect your device to your home network via:

  • Wired connection (Ethernet)
  • Wireless connection (Wi-Fi)

? Which connection type do you want to use?

  1. Ethernet
  2. Wi-Fi

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Blu-ray player with remote
This guide will show you how to perform a basic setup for your Yamaha Blu-ray player.

In the box you should find the following items:

  • The player itself
  • The power cable
  • The remote control with batteries
  • The user manual

Front Panel
Front panel of Blu-ray player

  1. On / Standby
    Power.
    • Turns player on / Sets to Standby mode. Press and hold for more than 5 seconds to reset.
  2. USB Connector
  3. SA-CD Indicator
    • Lights up when SA-CD is loaded and the SA-CD layer is selected
  4. Front Panel Display
    • Displays various information for operational status
  5. Disk Tray Door
  6. CD Mode
    • Enables / Disables the CD mode
  7. Eject
    Eject.
    • Opens / Closes the disc tray
  8. Skip/Search Backwards
    Skip Back.Rewind.
    • Press to skip backward, press and hold to search backward
  9. Skip/Search Forward
    Fast Forward.Skip Forward.
    • Press to skip forward, press and hold to search forward
  10. Play
    Play.
    • Starts playback
  11. Pause
    Pause.
    • Pauses playback
  12. Stop
    Stop.
    • Stops playback
  13. Pure Direct
    • Enables / Disables the Pure Direct mode

Rear Panel
Rear panel of Blu-ray player

  1. Audio Out (L/R)
  2. HDMI Out
  3. Digital Out (Coaxial / Optical)
  4. USB
  5. Network
  6. AC Power In
Before performing the setup follow these preparatory steps:
  • Place the Blu-ray player close to your TV set so that it is within the length of the HDMI cable and of the power cable.
  • Only connect the power cable into a power outlet once all the other cables have been plugged into the player and the TV set.
  • Insert the batteries in the remote control with their terminals corresponding to the polarity indicators.
HDMI Type A connector and cable
  1. Acquire an HDMI cable.
  2. Take one end of the cable and plug it into your TV's HDMI port.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into your device's HDMI out port, or the appropriate adapter.
    1. If you are using an adapter, connect the adapter to your device.
  4. Turn on both the TV and connected device.
  5. Ensure that your TV is set to use HDMI as the input source.
Navigation buttons on remote control.
  1. Setup - Displays setup menu screen
  2. Home - Displays home menu screen
  3. Arrows - Move the focus in the menu screen
    Enter - Selects the focused menu / item
  4. Return - Returns to the previous menu or screen

The first time you turn the Blu-ray on it will show the Easy Setup. To perform the setup and navigate the menu afterward you'll need to use the remote control.

  1. Press Enter to start the Easy Setup.
    Easy Setup welcome screen.
  2. Set the language, resolution and screen aspect ratio by following the on-screen messages.

Connect your device to your home network via:

  • Wired connection (Ethernet)
  • Wireless connection (Wi-Fi)
Ethernet Cable
Ethernet CableAn Ethernet cable can come in many colors and lengths. The end is larger than a phone cable; and has eight small contacts on the bottom, with a clip on the top to make sure it stays locked into the port.
Ethernet Port
Ethernet PortAn Ethernet port will be on the side or back of your device, and sometimes has lights on the left and right, used to show traffic and link conditions. It is larger than a phone jack.
  1. Acquire an Ethernet cable.
  2. Take one end of the cable and plug it into your router or modem Ethernet port.
    Plug in Ethernet cable to Ethernet port.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into your devices Ethernet port.
  1. Press the Setup button on the remote control.
  2. From the Setup menu screen go to General Setting, then Network, and then Connection setting. Select the Wired option.
    Blu-ray settings menu with option highlighted
  3. If you get a question asking if you want to cut off the current connection, select Yes.
    Connection cut off confirmation screen
  4. Then go back to Connection Setting then go to IP Setting. Make sure it is set to Auto.
    Blu-ray settings menu with option highlighted
  1. Press the Setup button on the remote control.
  2. From the Setup menu screen go to General Setting, then Network, Connection setting and then Wireless.
    Blu-ray network settings menu
  3. If you get a question asking if you want to cut off the current connection, select Yes.
    Connection cut off confirmation screen
  4. Select the Scan option and press Next to search for available Wi-Fi networks. Once the list is populated, select your preferred network and type in the Wi-Fi password if required.
    Wireless connection method selection screen
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